The Manneporte  1883

by Claude Monet

Monet spent most of February 1883 at Étretat, a fishing village and resort on the Normandy coast. He painted twenty views of the beach and the three extraordinary rock formations in the area: the Porte d'Aval, the Porte d'Amont, and the Manneporte. The sunlight that strikes the Manneporte has a dematerializing effect that permitted the artist to interpret the cliff almost ...
25 3/4 x 32 in. (65.4 x 81.3 cm)
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art